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Rex Ryan Compares Himself to Babe Ruth Calling His Shot

Could somebody please get this guy a muzzle? Sure, a lot of us are tired of hearing about the current labor situation in the NFL, but I would rather listen to that never-ending issue than read about Rex Ryan repeatedly guaranteeing the Jets will win the Super Bowl in 2012. We know you’re confident. Good for you. Enough is enough.

Rex’s latest comments are particularly absurd — even by his ridiculous standards.  The Jets coach told the NY Daily News, via Pro Football Talk, that he likes to think of himself as Babe Ruth calling his shot.

“They talk about walk softly and carry a big stick,” Ryan told the NY Daily News on Monday. “I love that. I agree with that 100 percent. But I guess I feel more like Babe Ruth. I’m going to walk softly, I’m going to carry that big stick, and then I’m going to point and then I’m going to hit it over the fence.”

Has this moron ever heard the story about The Babe calling his shot in the 1932 World Series? According to the legend, Ruth stepped to the plate, pointed toward the center field fence, and belted a homer on the next pitch.  The pointing isn’t exactly as epic without the part about the ball going over the fence.

Rex has pointed enough.  Any baseball player who calls his shot is eventually going to be right.  The luster wears off a bit when you do it year after year and have yet to cash in.  If New York ends up winning the Super Bowl next season — assuming there is a Super Bowl — Ryan will get plenty of credit for winning a championship, but he shouldn’t get any for calling it.  If all 32 head coaches guarantee their team will win the Super Bowl in 2012, someone is going to be Babe Ruth.



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  • Gene

    Joe Namath’s guarantee of a Jets victory over the heavily favored Colts in Super Bowl III was the best Ruthian imitation in pro football. Rex Ryan is a good football coach but definitely a blowhard who was already wrong a couple of times.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    How bout that? Not only does he suck at predictions, he can’t even get his historical quotes right. Isn’t it speak softly, not walk softly?